John C. Reilly Net Worth: In 1989, “Casualties of War” was Reilly’s first movie. His small parts in “Days of Thunder,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” and “The River Wild” helped him get known. He also played roles in the movies “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights,” and “Magnolia.” He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the movie “Chicago.” Martin Scorsese and John C. Reilly worked together on “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator.”
John C. Reilly Early Life
John Christopher Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 24, 1965. Reilly was the fifth of six children. She grew up in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood as a Roman Catholic. She told Cinema Blend, “Like most Irish Americans, I’m very proud of that part of my heritage.” Reilly’s father, John Reilly, gave him the middle name Christopher so that his son wouldn’t be a junior.
Reilly went to Brother Rice High School, a Catholic private school for boys in Chicago that was only for boys. He was always getting into trouble and was often sent to the principal’s office. Even though he didn’t want to be an actor, once he started acting in plays, he found that he liked it and had found his people. In 1978, Reilly got a BFA in acting from what was then called the Goodman School of Drama at Chicago’s DePaul University.
John C. Reilly Net Worth
John C. Reilly has a net worth of $50 million as an American actor, comedian, voice actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter. Off-screen, Reilly likes to avoid the limelight. John has had memorable parts in a number of high-profile films over his multi-decade career.
John C. Reilly Career
In the years that followed, he acted in a number of films starring Tom Cruise in “Days of Thunder,” Jack Nicholson in “Hoffa,” Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep in “The River Wild,” and others.
Since another John Reilly was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, he utilizes his middle initial professionally. In 1996, he featured opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson in “Hard Eight.” In two films, ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Magnolia,’ he teamed with Paul Thomas Anderson.
In 2000, he received his big break when he featured in “The Perfect Strom.” The film was a worldwide box office hit, grossing $328.7 million on a budget of $120 million.
In 2002, Reilly’s films ‘Gangs of New York,’ ‘The Hours,’ and ‘Chicago’ were nominated for the Academy Award for ‘Best Picture.’ For his performance in Chicago, he was nominated for both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor.”
In 2012, Reilly lent his voice to the Disney animated feature “Wreck-It Ralph.” The film was a box office hit, and in 2018 he repeated his role in its sequel.
John C. Reilly Personal Life
Alison Dickey and Reilly met on the set of Reilly’s debut film, “Casualties of War.” Sean Penn’s assistant was Dickey, and the two became friends. The couple wed in 1992 and have two sons: Leo, born in 1998, and an unnamed boy, born in 2001. In an interview with People in 2008, Reilly stated, “I dread the day when they [his children] leave the house” and “I cherish every moment with them.”